Can you recommend a good mobo for my HCPC please? Following two different (new) motherboard failures, and a subsequent refund, I am looking to buy again and am interested in what brand and model of mobo you use, and where you bought it. (Search here returned too many matches for motherboard). I need a stable board primarily for movie playback but perhaps some semi-serious gaming too. To simplify things, I would prefer good on board sound outputting SPDIF via coax along with onboard LAN if possible. I am using an AMD Athlon 2600+ processor, Asus 9600XT graphics card, 512 ram, plus Lite-on DVD and CD drives and Seagate HD with XP. The boards I have been unlucky with so far are: Gigabyte GA-7N400 PRO2 (SPDIF sound kept cutting out) MSI KT6 Delta (Would not post everytime) With both these boards memory was exchanged along with power supplys etc etc to no avail. Im sure they were just faulty boards from a specific supplier but I may try the brands again if recommended. Think I was just unlucky. Interestingly, the PQ from the Gigabyte board was smoother, especially on panning shots, whereas the MSI displayed micro stutter for some reason. Different chipsets maybe?? Anyway, your recommendations would be helpful, and thanks in advance. Chipster.